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    Unhappy passwd and openssl passwd
    I just bought my first mac. I am trying to change the root password in single user mode using passwd. When I type passwd [username] at the command line, it runs the openssl version of passwd instead of the bsd version. I guess this is a stupid question, but how do I use the bsd version?



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    It is not recommended that you activate root. The first account you created should be plenty for a user system.

    See 'Enabling and using the "root" user in Mac OS X' for how to do it.
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